Ibrahim Farid is an amateur actor who is deeply in love with Sohair the famous stage actress. He knows he cannot marry Sohair due to her higher status in society, until one day he gets an ... See full summary »
The film revolves around a young Ahmed, who works as an agronomist, and who returns to his village in the south of the valley, where his father works as Headmaster cultivation, Vinjeh in ... See full summary »
Set against the backdrop of the 1967 Six-Day War, the movie adaptation of Naguib Mahfouz's novel follows the escapist, drug-fuelled riverboat meetings of a group of frustrated Egyptians from various walks of life.
After studying literature at Cairo University, Dunia, 23 years old, wants to become a professional dancer. She attends audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian ... See full summary »
Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. ... See full summary »
Hayam is a factory worker who is living in a low middle class area, along with other factory girls. She thought that her feelings for the new supervisor in the factory can grow bigger in ... See full summary »
The story of Dr. Yehia, a psychotherapist at Al Abbasia hospital. He works in the department treating the criminally insane, only to find his best friend to be one of the patients. Trying ... See full summary »
Karim Abdel Aziz,
Khaled El Sawy,
Adel, a college student majoring in engineering, goes from his home in Cairo to Alexandria to spend a 2-week summer vacation with his friends. While there, he courts his sweetheart Aamal, but she refuses to yield to his requests to spend time alone together. Frustrated, he embarks on an affair with a dancer named Ferdous, and spirals downward into a world of alcohol, gambling, and deception. His friends learn of this, and distance themselves from him. When word gets back to his father Hamid who comes to bring him home, Adel realizes what he must do. Written by
Julie Elliot (Shira) email@example.com
The late Abdelhalim Hafez gave his best performance in Abi Foq E-Shagarah,and also his wonderful songs that can make you feel the beauty of life. Even though Abdelhalim or "Halim" was too old to play the role of a college student at the age of 40,he was still the right choice. The film talks about Adel who goes to Alexandria to spend his summer vacation for the first time without his family who are staying in Cairo,he stays with his friends,including his girlfriend Amaa'l. But things change between them because Amaa'l sticks to traditions and prefers having the gang hang out with her and Adel who wants to be alone with her so he can declare his love to her,but she refuses this kind of love and leaves him. Adel feels terrible about this whole matter until he mixes with some young men who invite him to a night club, and there he meets Firdaus the dancer and he soon falls in love with her and then moves into her apartment and for the first time, he drinks,smokes and gambles. Both of them are in deeply in love with one another,and it shocks his friends and family, but Adel later on discovers Firdaus' darker side and tries to prevent his father who comes looking for him from being a victim to another dancer. The plot is written perfectly and it touches the emotions,including the scenes of pain and sadness. I would give this film 10 stars and I advise you to watch it if you're a fan of the talented singer and actor Abdelhalim Hafez.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?